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They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Every film should feature Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama, it just makes this action-fest even more awesome.
Simon West directs this gleeful action movie with all the bravura that is always associated with Jerry Bruckheimer's filmography. Nicolas Cage lets his usual monotone yet nutty persona run to the brim. The rest is pure 90s cheese, courtesy of campy performances from John Malkovich, Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi, that "How Do I Live" song and the over-the-top Vegas crash landing.
When this movie came 1997 I just loved it, can´t tell you why though. When I saw it this time it was more of an embarrassment to see how bad it really was. I guess my preferences has changed a lot and that obvious flaws were not acknowledged at the time... Even though Cage is bad this is actually one of his better performances, that says a lot of him of course. As a movie you don´t have to spend time on this one, Your choice of course..
Con Air is a really fun action film with an innovative concept.
Ein Haufen schwerverbrecher in einem Flugzeug? Was kann da schon schief gehen?
Dieser Film ist genial und hat so viele coole Charaktere. Von Anfang an bis zum Ende hin ist es spannend und du weißt einfach nicht was als nächstes passiert, bei den ganzen geisteskranken Köpfen. Ich liebe den Film, die Welt bracuht mehr solcher Filme.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's surprising that "Con Air" should be the one that makes me feel a little exhausted from the orgy. These action movies have the same built-up that leads to a potentially clever idea, but end up becoming disappointingly conventional with the usual shoot'em up and explosions. People die when you shoot them and police are dumb and psychopaths kill people for fun, I get it. This movie's wallowing of cliches just makes me ask, "So what's new?"
You'd think that a movie about a former army ranger trapped in a plane full of textbook cliche criminals would be a lot more fun, but Simon West never fully utilized the greatness of this concept. Nicholas Cage is already a bad choice…
The plot, the characters, that Cage hair, there's a lot of things going for Con Air here and I still manage to find it entertaining as when I first watched it. Where Cage well full Cage in Face/Off, here he tones it down to serious mode which blends well as the other prisoners bring the villainy with the likes of Ving Rhames, Nick Chinlund and especially main antagonist played by John Malkovich. The fact they have these character actors in the convict roles on board the plane gives the film a sense of credibility, especially when you watch the film now and see where the actors have ended up since the films release and the film has a nice momentum…
It's better than you expect.
I was the happy recipient of a blow job during this film so I have decided to give it 3.5 stars based on the fact that we were young and she could have done a better job, however that was years ago so I'm sure she has had lots of practice since.
Things this movie has that every movie should have:
-John Malkovich threatening a stuffed animal
-a score featuring prominent electric guitar
-Nic Cage with a bad accent
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…